Case Files

Below you will find articles written by our vets, providing information on recent cases..

Bobbie, a 5 year old black labrador...

by Viv Ridley Veterinary Physiotherapist and Fran Horton Hydrotherapist/Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Bobbie is a 5 year old female black Labrador. In January 2022, Bobbie ruptured the cranial cruciate ligament in her right knee. This causes the knee joint to be unstable and very painful...

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.... and breathe! Relieving the symptoms...

by Amy Parsons BVetMed GPCert (SAS) MRCVS

Relieving the symptoms of Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BOAS) starring ‘Doug the Pug’. No one can resist smiling at a happy little pug passing you in the street but sadly that cuteness comes at a huge cost.

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Positive Behaviour for your Pets…

by Mischa BTEC ND Level 2, Veterinary Care Assistant

Co-operative care is a concept used within dog behaviour training. It reinforces positive behaviour rather than telling an animal off for something they may not understand...…

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Puppy swallows a cigarette lighter

by James Greenwood BVSc MRCVS

It is often in the early hours of the morning that the most unusual cases present themselves. A young Golden Retriever puppy called Bryan had decided, just before midnight, to swallow a cigarette lighter...

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Freya and a small pea sized lump

by Katy Duncan BVMS MRCVS

Recently our vet Katy noticed a small lump on her own four year old Golden Retriever, Freya. The lump was about the size of a pea, on the back of the neck and quite difficult to find under such a thick coat! …

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A cat with a fondness for fighting

by Lizzie Bennett MA VetMB PgC GPCertSAM MRCVS

Koru is a young male cat with a bit of a fondness for fighting which landed him in difficulty one evening. ..…

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Holly and her growth

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Here at Watkins and Tasker Vets we will always do everything we can help get your poorly pets home for special occasions. Below vet Amy talks us through a recent case that occurred close to Christmas…

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Zola - a Chemotherapy Case Story

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Zola, a beautiful 8 year-old, crossbreed, owned by our Receptionist Mischa is this month’s case story.  Mischa brought Zola to work one day in February of this year with a short history of vomiting…

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George ‘Gorilla Glue’ Ingestion – a sticky situation

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

 

George a curious and very energetic French Bulldog, was brought to us on a Friday evening, because he was off his food and vomiting, then retching and trying to vomit unsuccessfully. His owner reported that he had been chewing a small ‘Gorilla Glue’ bottle a couple of days before. ... [Click to read more...]

Mooch Keeley - Serious 'Stick' Injury

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

The amazing case study this month is not for the faint hearted.

If you get squeamish easily you may want to sit down before reading on…

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Whistler undergoes a novel
new treatment

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

Whistler is a 10 year old Labrador who has been under our care for problems with his joints. His knee was still sore so it was decided for him to undergo a Platelet Rich Plasma infusion ...

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Lizard tail amputation

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

Kaktus came to see vet Mario for some growths on his tail which had been present on and off for over a year. Mario attempted medical treatment but unfortunately this was not successful so the next option was to remove the masses...

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Zoe May - a Lymphoma Success Story

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

I saw Zoe at the end of August 2013. Her owner brought her in two days before, when she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. My colleague noted some enlargement of the lymph nodes in her neck at that time, and had noted their size and started treatment for the urinary signs, booking her in for a review within days.

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Max and his blockage

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Max presented on a Friday afternoon with acute diarrhoea and pain on eating. As part of her examination Amy did a rectal exam which revealed a massively distended colon. The decision was made to X-ray Max and the results were quite impressive ... [Click to read more...]

 

An unfortunate incident with a dog

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

"Lumpy Bumpy" recently came in to see us after the family dog gained access to her enclosure. Unfortunately the dog thought she was a toy and proceeded to have a little chew, not realising she was a tortoise ...

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